Against all odds?
Here’s some stats courtesy of the NY Post:
*The 6-3 Patriots are coming off one of the most devastating losses of the Bill Belicheck era, in the form of their 35-34 choke job to the Colts on Sunday, and they’re certain to be in an ornery mood.
*Since 2003, the Patriots are 20-1 in regular-season games following a loss, meaning they simply do not lose consecutive games.
* The Patriots haven’t lost at home this season, outscoring opponents 137-45 in four games at Gillette Stadium.
This should be an interesting game.
With Jenkins and Washington out for the Jets, and Wes Welker available for the Patriots, unlike last meeting, the Patriots are at an advantage.
Safety Jim Leonhard had 3 screws inserted into his thumb and is questionable. It would be shocking to see him out there Sunday. Leonhard calls the plays for the defense (Kerry Rhodes did it last year), so look to LB David Harris taking over that responsibility. Obviously, Ryan’s confidence in Rhodes at this point is much like The Jet Press’